These studies showed U’finer and other chinese medicine remedies for opiate withdrawal to be effective to help heroin addicts to quit using.
“The results show that U’finer significantly repaired the damaged bilateral corpus striatum, restoring it to a ‘panda eye’ shape, analogous in size and shape to that of the healthy volunteers. DA transporter (DAT) function in the bilateral corpus striatum was restored to a normal state after recovery from neurotoxic insult. These findings suggest that U’finer is a reliable herbal medicine in the treatment of heroin dependency.”Chinese herbal medicine is effective in treating some addictions using, for example, aural acupuncture. Its application outside of China is limited due to a lack of clinical trials and ‘scientific’ evidence. U’finer™ is one of the first herbal remedies to undergo clinical trials, and is so far demonstrating a remarkable ability to improve brain function, restore physical health and enhance recovery from opiate addiction. The drug’s pioneer Dr Wei Wang explains his methods using opiate withdrawal supplements and the drug’s unique ability to treat the body and mind.
“The efficacy and safety of Tai-Kang-Ning (TKN) capsule, a traditional Chinese medicine formula, for the treatment of acute heroin withdrawal syndrome were investigated by conducting a double-blind, double-dummy, positive-controlled, and randomized trial. Sixty-four patients with acute heroin withdrawal syndrome were recruited. These patients were treated with either TKN or lofexidine in a fixed schedule of doses for 10 days. The results indicate that both treatments significantly reduced withdrawal symptoms by day 3, but there was no significant difference overall between lofexidine and TKN in efficacy or safety. These results demonstrate that TKN is effective in the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute heroin withdrawal syndrome with mild adverse effects.” Lin Kang Am JOurnal of drug addiction
“Jinniu capsules contain herbs and marine products extracts used in traditional Chinese medicine. In a randomized, double-blind and multicenter clinical trial, the efficacy and safety of Jinniu capsules in the treatment of heroin withdrawal symptoms were investigated in comparison with lofexidine. Two hundred and twelve heroin addicts were divided into 2 groups and were treated with Jinniu capsules or lofexidine for 10 days. There was no negative control in this study. The withdrawal symptoms were assessed daily and anxiety scores were evaluated on days 0, 5, and 10. Vital signs and side effects were also checked to assess the safety of Jinniu capsules. Withdrawal signs and anxiety scores decreased over the time of the trial in both groups and there was no significant difference between them. Moreover, no serious adverse effects were observed in the treatment period “Avicenna J Phytomed. 2013 Summer; 3(3): 205–215.
kratom for withdrawal is also a plant grown in southeast asia but the difference is effectiveness, kratom is 100% effective compared to holistic remedies and is also better than prescription drugs including suboxone and lofexidine